Honey Gourami - Trichogaster chuna
Species name: Trichogaster chuna
Synonym: Colisa chuna; Colisa sota; Trichopodus chuna
Common name: Honey Gourami
Maximum size: 8 cm / 3 inches
Company: Trichogaster chuna (Honey Gourami) is best kept with other smaller peaceful fishes. Honey Gourami should not be kept with fishes larger than themselves.
Water parameters: Temperature 22-28˚C / 72-82˚F; pH 6.0 – 8.0
Aquarium setup: Honey Gourami can be kept in small aquarium tanks. The aquarium tanks should be densely planted and contain floating plants. Dimmed light is preferred as well as a dark bottom. Avoid heavy circulation.
Feeding: They accept flake food.
Breeding: Trichogaster chuna (Honey Gourami) is bubble nest builders. They can be hard to breed but a change in the water temperature and a lowering of the water levels can help trigger spawning. The male builds the bubble nest on the surface among plants. He guards the eggs until the fry is free swimming.
Picture of Honey gourami - Trichogaster chuna. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
Trichogaster chuna - Honey gourami picture. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
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